Publications Archives

BIBI’S TROUBLES

As the 1st first Prime Minister of Israel directly elected by the entire adult population, “Bibi” Binyamin Netanyahu has unprecedented powers, but he also faces unprecedented problems. The old method had obvious faults, but many people feel that the disadvantages of the method outweigh its merits .

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THE KNESSET WINTER SESSION

The Knesset’s winter session opened – as every year – right after Sukkoth, with some pretty heavy business :a political announcement by the Prime Minister, a vote on a motion no-confidence in the Prime Minister and the first reading of the state budget for 1998.

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TOWARD THE SECOND CENTURY

After the celebration, what comes next?

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WHAT AILS ZIONISM?

Originally this essay was titled “Who Killed Zionism?”But when I realized that such a title….

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COLLISION COURSE 101

According to Leah Ahdut, head of the Histadrut’s Institute for Social and Economic Research, the present difference between the Histadrut and the government centers around the basic issue of how you view society.

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THANKSGIVING STORY

Two years ago, my wife and I spent Thanksgiving in Bet Shlomo, a house of prayer founded by friends of the late Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach. Nestled in a warren of narrow alleys…

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THE PHOTO ALBUM

FERDINAND LASSALLE

During the revolutionary wave of 1848 in Germany, liberals and nationalists believing that the auspicious moment had arrived to realize their hopes for political unification called an Assembly at Frankfort to prepare a constitution for a federated commonwealth .

JEWISH RESISTANCE IN WWII

Harold Werner was a member of the Jew- ish underground force that operated in Poland during the Nazi occupation.

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TRIBUTE TO ISAIAH BERLIN

One of this century’s leading Jewish philosophers and exponent Zionism, Sir Isaiah Berlin passed away on November 5th in Oxford, England, after a long illness.

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